Re: DB2 Universal?
% Other omissions are SAP DB which got
> GPL'd some time ago. There are the other
> major database products out there like
> Informix and Sybase.
I think the ommission of Informix may have been due to the fact that it is no longer a supported product (having been bought out by IBM then turfed).
Now that was a DB I had a lot of respect for...especially after some of the punishment we put it through, without any down time whatsoever, over a 3 year period (other than one unmentionable occurance which resulted in a junior DBA having his hands severly slapped).
This brings to mind a question: Why doesn't IBM release Informix to the open source community?
It would, to say the least, earn them some major brownie points.